Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsUNCONFIRMED, UNSPENT TRANSACTION FOR ALMOST 3 DAYS…….

erica s asked 2 years ago

Hello-purchased BTC from someone with cash, they sent BTC to my wallet 12/11. nothing. this is the first time ever I have had this experience. never waited more than 2-3 hours at the most. Fee ok I was told but the weight is heavy at 2080 ???????? Please advise. Accelerators too expensive. thank you.

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 2 years ago

Hi Erica S,
Yes, that fee does sound expensive. Unless your wallet has the RBF (Replace By Fee) option available and this was enabled for the transaction, then it seems you must ask your receiving party to perform a Child Pay For Parent (CPFP) transaction or you must attempt a double spend with a higher fee. Both of these are fairly technical operations.
I believe that we might put together a guide on these operations in future, as stuck transactions are becoming all too commonplace.

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